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October 18, 2019

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Workplace Wellbeing Show

Workplace Wellbeing Show: Dates set for 19-21 May, 2020

As more businesses search for solutions, guidance and expertise surrounding the increasing challenges of workplace wellbeing and mental health, HR and wellbeing professionals will come together at the Workplace Wellbeing Show 2020, which takes place from 19-21 May at ExCeL, London.

Workplace Wellbeing Show 2020The Workplace Wellbeing Show takes place alongside Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show. Supporting wellbeing in the workplace is now unequivocally recognised as essential for businesses to progress, and a key issue for companies who want to provide support for staff, retain talent, and make their workplace more productive. Workplace wellbeing is increasingly included in strategy and financial forecasting.

Call for Papers for speakers is now open and will close on 31 January 2020. Click here to apply to speak at Workplace Wellbeing Show.

If you are interested in participating, please get in touch with Caroline Connelly.

To discuss sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please contact Angela Coffill.

Listen to SHP’s podcast: ‘What is it about burnout that makes us susceptible?

Workplace Wellbeing Theatre

Within the 2019 Workplace Wellbeing Show was the ‘Workplace Wellbeing Theatre’, which highlighted new methods for improving mental health in the workplace. It hosted speakers and panel debates discussing key ideas and developments within wellbeing. There was a also a ‘Healthy Eating Café’, which stressed the importance of diet, and the ‘Wellness Wall’, where experts from IWFM shared their big ideas for tackling wellbeing challenges.

The Workplace Wellbeing Theatre hosted a range of fascinating and informative sessions and panel discussions on key aspects of workplace wellbeing, including ‘Mental Health and the Law’, ‘The Wellbeing Professional of the Future’, ‘Tackling Fatigue in Your Organisation’ and ‘Nutrition as Part of a Health and Wellbeing Offer.’

Ahead of the 2019 event, Brand Director Chris Edwards spoke to SHP…

2019 seminar highlights included:

Supporting employee mental health: Mind’s advice following the Thriving at Work review, Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes, Mind.

Laing O’Rourke’s 5-year journey to improve health and wellbeing – lessons learnt and ideas that could be replicated in other workplaces, Silvana Martin, Health and Wellbeing Leader, Laing O’Rourke.

Where is the mental health agenda headed in 2019? Panel debate.

Being part of the ‘sandwich generation’, with both younger and older people to look after, and its impact on your health and wellbeing, Karen McDonnell, Occupational Health and Safety Policy Advisor, RoSPA.

Nutrition as part of a health and wellbeing offer, Catherine Attfield, Head of Nutrition and Wellbeing, Artizian and Co-Founder, Nutrition Bites.

Wellbeing at work – differences in what ‘snowflakes’ and ‘baby boomers’ expect from their employers, and the benefits of wellbeing for recruitment and retention, Nichola Ebbern, Associate Director, Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure.

Tackling fatigue in your organisation, Marcus de Guingand, Managing Director, Third Pillar of Health.

How your job impacts your wellbeing, panel debate.

Mental health and the law, Heather Beach, Director, The Healthy Work Company.

The wellbeing professional of the future, panel debate.

These features aimed to encourage health and safety professionals to adopt a strategy that embraces new, innovative methods to care for both the physical and mental health of their colleagues. The timetable for next year will be released in early 2020.

Click here to keep up-to-date with information on the 2020 Workplace Wellbeing Show.

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